Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch drops to one knee in ‘Tebowing’ pose after sacking Denver’s Tim Tebow
NY Daily News: It took less than a week, but you can bet that Tim Tebow has seen just about enough of the “Tebowing” craze. The second-year Denver quarterback got an up-close look at someone demonstrating the pose – where one gets down on one knee in a prayer-like position – Sunday when Tebow was sacked in the first quarter by Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch, who immediately dropped to one knee and bowed his head in mock deference to Tebow.
“It was no disrespect to Tebow,” the linebacker said, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “I was able to get him and had a little fun with it and decided to do some Tebowing. I saw it on websites, saw it on ‘SportsCenter’ and I said: “You know what? I’m going to try it out.” Isn’t feigning prayer pretty disrespectful? “No, not all,” Tulloch said. “I wasn’t praying. I was just having fun with it.”
Tebow struck the pose last weekend when he threw two touchdowns and completed a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter of a road win against the Dolphins, which set off the silly fad.
“What’s funny about it is how rapidly it’s caught on, and how much it has taken off,” Tebow told Fox Sports last week. It’s probably less funny to him now.
As a Christian, I don’t like to see one poking fun at our faith. I also get this is football and getting inside players’ heads and messing with them is par for the course.
I tried to search for NFL “flaunting rules” and had a hard time finding anything concrete to verify if this “Tebowing” violates those rules.
Does this “Tebowing” offend you?